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05.06.2017 Education

BECE takes off smoothly in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

BECE takes off smoothly in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

Mildred Siabi-Mensah GNA
Ketan (WR), June 5, GNA - The 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination on Monday took off in the Sekondi /Takoradi metropolis without any hitches despite the early morning rains.

A visit to some of the centres before the examination started saw students trooping in either in a taxi or under an umbrella to write the examination.

Meanwhile, security was present, with invigilators and supervisors ready position for the English language paper that marked the beginning of the five day examination.

At Fijai Senior High School, 514 students made up of 258 males and 256 females were writing the examination.

The situation at Saint John school was different. Two candidates were absent, one hospitalised and the other travelled outside.

The two centres A and B had 915 candidates with 501 females and 414 males.

Mr. Robert Monney, Centre A supervisor, said all logistics were on time.

In all, 7588 candidates are writing this year's BECE examination according to Mrs. Victoria Ametefe, the Metropolitan Coordinator of Examination.

Also there are 20 centres with 20 supervisors and 29 assistant supervisors.

The Examination Coordinator said 98 public schools and 91 private schools are writing the examination with 255 invigilators.